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15 January 2008 - SWX Swiss Exchange, SIS and Telekurs merge to SFMS

September 2008

In January 2008, SWX Swiss Exchange, SIS and Telekurs completed their merger which brought the business activities of all three companies under the roof of a new holding company, Swiss Financial Market Services; as part of the transaction, the non-profit association holding so far the shares of SWX Swiss Exchange was dissolved.

Swiss Exchange, SIS and Telekurs are the three Swiss financial market infrastructure companies. Bär & Karrer acted as legal counsel for all three companies handling corporate law, merger control, regulatory and tax matters. The team comprised partner Rolf Watter (lead) and associates Urs Kägi (banking & corporate), Katja Roth Pellanda (corporate), Sabina Nüesch (corporate) and Andrea Bolliger (tax) as well as partner Mani Reinert (merger control).

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